MechanicalMyers Bigel was rated 13th overall nationally across all industries in a patent quality survey by Intellectual Asset Magazine in its March/April 2010 issue. Myers Bigel's medical patent prosecution practice was also ranked in the Top Ten nationally in a patent quality survey conducted by Patent Ratings, LLC (now Ocean Tomo) and published in IP Law & Business, March 2005. Ocean Tomo uses a computer model that measures the strength and quality of patents with objective criteria, and scores them with what it calls an "intellectual property quotient (IPQ)." According to this model, Myers Bigel ranked fourth nationally among firms that prosecuted the best medical patents in 2004.View people in the Mechanical practice area.
We have developed strong mechanical capabilities as a result of our educational backgrounds and work experience. We serve large corporate clients, such as Collins & Aikman, Invensys and Nautilus, and also serve many smaller industrial clients. Our clients' technologies include automotive, furniture, paper-making, industrial rolls, manufacturing devices and methods, packaging, exercise equipment, semiconductor fabrication, biomedical devices, food processing, and plastics recycling. Our mechanical attorneys have significant industrial experience, which enables us to understand and protect our clients' technologies effectively. Our mechanical practice also is integrated with our other practices, particularly in the fields of biomedical devices, electromechanical devices, fiber optics, manufacturing control and mechanical design of telecommunications devices. In addition to obtaining patents, our attorneys have assisted clients in avoiding patent infringement by conducting state-of-the-art studies prior to the introduction of a product and helping our clients to "design around" patents held by others.